Solution to Loop Acrostic #18

A. HELP
B. REALM
C. THEME
D. REDACT
E. ETHICS
F. VIVID
G. OCHER
H. REWARD
I. RADISH
J. OWENS
K. PLAUDIT
L. EATEN
M. REBATE
N. TWIG
O. HABITUAL
P. OLIGARCHY
Q. MOCHA
R. ALGA
S. SLUM
T. HEWN
U. ON END
V. BABBLE
W. BATH
X. EVIDENT
Y. SUEDE

The idol might have crumbled, but the great void remained, and pious hands were never again able to reassemble the old intellectual bric-a-brac which he had swept away. — H.R. Trevor-Roper, "Thomas Hobbes"